Welcome to Mulberry School
The Mulberry School is an independent, private, non-profit school that provides children with the opportunity to learn in an environment that values curiosity and natural development. We work to "nurture the innate love of learning" by teaching children how, as opposed to what, to learn.
Serving the Bloomington-Normal community since 1971, Mulberry School is a cooperative institution where parents have the opportunity to participate in nearly every aspect of the school. It is this support and input that allows us to provide a unique learning experience for our students.
- Mulberry School is pleased to announce that we have hired a new administrative assistant! Ms. Christine comes to Mulberry School with high regards from past employers as well as groups with which she volunteered her time. Christine has extensive experience with programs which will help Mulberry streamline bookkeeping practices while taking advantage of available technology. You will see her smiling face every morning beginning Sept. 22. Please stop by and say hello!
- Our annual Book Fair will be held the week of September 15-19! Parents interested in helping out and earning participation hours, please email Melissa Blickem to help run registers during the Book Fair. Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday from 8:30-9:00 AM and 2:45-3:30 PM. Thank you!
- SMILE, KIDS! School Picture Day will be held on Wednesday, October 1.
September 18, 2014
Thank you to our Book Fair organizer Melissa Blickem, Joel & Melanie Morefield for the delicious food from Bob Evans, our Cat in the Hat storyteller Ms. Jess, and to Ms. Carol and the teachers, staff, board members, and parent volunteers for helping making Literacy Night a wonderful evening for all!
September 3, 2014
Mulberry students are excited to be gearing up for our first field trip of the year to Rader Family Farms! All classes will be enjoying their field trip on Thursday, September 25.
Please dress your child appropriately for the weather, including closed-toe shoes and Mulberry t-shirts. There will be a bonfire and students will be provided with a lunch of hot dog, chips, water, and s’mores. For those with dietary restrictions, please bring a sack lunch that day.
Parents interested in volunteering/chaperoning, please check with your child’s teacher for specific details and responsibilities.
August 29, 2014
Our full day 4K program at Mulberry School focuses on academic and social emotional skills to prepare the whole child for Kindergarten. We align our curriculum with the early learning and developmental standards to ensure each child is exposed to age-appropriate activities.
Curriculum areas include literacy, story writing, math using manipulatives, and science through exploration in a play-based environment. Small class sizes at Mulberry School ensure that each child is challenged as his/her own level.
In this play-based learning environment, a Mulberry School student will gain independence, leadership, confidence, and social skills. We believe in educating the whole child in the 4K program by focusing on Kindergarten readiness skills.